Sept. 20, 1941—Jan. 19, 2016 Edsel Denton Whitaker, 74, of Crossville, TN, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Born Sept. 20, 1941, he was the son of the late Jay and Lennis (Miller) Whitaker. Edsel was a long term employee of Flowers Bakery and a member of Dorton United Methodist Church. He is survived by a son, Michael Whitaker, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Edsel was preceded in death by his siblings Bethel Whitaker, Wayne Whitaker, Jama Lee Hines, Barbara Bennett, Muriel Hyder and Nelda Stout. Graveside services were held at Green Acres Memory Gardens on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Speich officiating. Interment in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. () was in charge of the arrangements.